Governor Dayton Signs 17 Bills Into Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 19, 2015 Contact: Matt Swenson651-201-3445 desk763-464-0042 cellmatt.swenson@state.mn.usST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed seventeen bills into law.

  •  Chapter 43, HF 2193: This bill will modernize Minnesota’s workers’ compensation system and control health care costs associated with worker injuries. This bill passed 126-1 in the House and unanimously in the Senate.
  •  Chapter 44, HF 1554: This is the Omnibus Agriculture Policy Bill. This bill passed 102-25 in the House and unanimously in the Senate.
  •  Chapter 47, SF 280: This bill ratifies labor agreements for Minnesota State University’s Administrative and Service Faculty, Minnesota State College Faculty, Minnesota Nurses Association, InferFaculty Organization, and the Minnesota Law Enforcement Association. This bill passed 116-15 in the House and 50-13 in the Senate. 
  •  Chapter 48, SF 1679: This bill requires Uber and Lyft to carry liability insurance for their drivers during all phases of operation. This bill passed unanimously in the House and 49-12 in the Senate.
  •  Chapter 49, SF 1025: This bill amends the state Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation (SLAPP) government protections. SLAPP provisions provide protections against civil suits for public participation in favorable government action. This bill passed unanimously in both chambers.
  •  Chapter 50, SF 1587: This bill extends equity-stripping protections to farm owners who reside at their farm. This bill passed 105-25 in the House and unanimously in the Senate.
  •  Chapter 52, SF 634: This is the Department of Labor and Industry’s omnibus policy bill. This bill passed unanimously in both chambers.
  •  Chapter 53, HF307: This bill allows motorists to provide proof of insurance in an electronic format. This bill passed unanimously in both chambers.
  •  Chapter 54, SF 1371: This is the Gambling Control Board’s omnibus policy bill. This bill passed 78-44 in the House and unanimously in the Senate. 
  •  Chapter 55, SF 253: This bill establishes Minnesota’s participation in the interstate medical licensure compact, which enables physicians to practice in states that have adopted the compact. This bill passed unanimously in both chambers.
  •  Chapter 56, SF495: This bill requires regional and local emergency medical service programs to develop stroke transport protocols. This bill passed unanimously in both chambers.
  •  Chapter 57, HF 1357: This bill requires individuals getting a divorce to get a certificate of dissolution. This bill passed unanimously in both chambers.
  •  Chapter 58, SF 1265: This bill requires health carriers to allow applicants or policy holders to change their agent of record. The bill also requires MNsure to allow a consumer to retroactively appoint a navigator, or agent of record. This bill passed unanimously in both chambers
  •  Chapter 59, SF 997: This bill amends the inflation protection for long-term care partnership policies from no less than three percent per year, to no less than one percent per year. This bill passed unanimously in both chambers.
  •  Chapter 60, SF1694: This bill allows families of deceased individuals to raise an objection to an autopsy based on religious beliefs under certain circumstances. This bill passed 128-3 in the House and unanimously in the Senate.
  •  Chapter 61, SF 1973: This bill appropriates money for the settlement of claims made for losses and injuries suffered by persons incarcerated in a state correctional facility. This bill passed unanimously in the both chambers.
  • Chapter 62, SF 1215: This bill prohibits the use of certain flame-retardant chemicals in certain products. This bill passed 125-6 in the House and unanimously in the Senate.

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